When it comes to the ultimate beach vacation in Costa Rica, Playas del Coco, Guanacaste is one of the best places to do so. At first glance, the beach is not that impressive and what people don’t know is that right around the corner are stunning white sand beaches that you can have all to yourself.
The only way to enjoy these beaches is to go on a private boating tour in Playas del Coco since most of these beaches are boat access only. As the Gulf of Papagayo is huge, there are so many hidden beaches that you can spend a full day exploring them all.
We’ve gone boating in Playas del Coco many times and in our experiences, our favorite memories have always been with our friend who owns a boating company in Coco.
Please click here to fill out the form to get a quote. For reviews and comments from our past readers who have booked this tour, scroll down to the bottom of the post to the comment section!
About the Private Boating Tours in Playas del Coco
Our friend Marcy is a Costa Rican who has been living in Coco for over 30 years. He grew up Escazu but his outdoor loving parents took him to Guanacaste every holiday and school break.
30+ years ago, there weren’t the amount of tourists in Coco like there is now and they enjoyed the pure beach life. It was these childhood memories that made him move to the coast and go out in the ocean as much as possible.
Fast forward to today, he now owns his own boat company in Coco. He surfs as much as he can, fishes when he gets a chance and takes people out on his boat so they can discover the tremendous beauty of the Gulf of Papagayo.
We have partnered with him so that our readers can enjoy his amazing boat tours in the Gulf of Papagayo!
Playas del Coco Private Boat Tours
The private boat tours offered are beach hop and snorkeling, fishing and surfing. We can combine any of them, but the most popular is the beach hopping and snorkeling.
Watch our video below to see what the beach hopping and snorkeling tour is like and read on to see more photos and get more information to book your tour!
Gulf of Papagayo Boating Tours: Beach hopping and snorkeling
First of all, boating in the Gulf of Papagayo is incredible. Every time we go beach hopping, we have an amazing time. The beaches the tour goes to are all boat access only and have white sand and crystal clear waters.
A few of our favorites beaches are Playa Penca, Huevo, Palmares, Junquillal, Nacascolito. Cocolito and Jicaro.
During snorkeling, you can see colorful tropical fish, rays and turtles if you’re lucky! These snorkeling spots are perfect for first timers, kids and beginners since the waters are calm. If you’re nervous, lifejackets are provided and Marcy can take you to the super easy spots.
If you’re an advanced snorkeler, Marcy can take you to the more advanced spots.
In addition to beach hopping and snorkeling, you can see lots of wildlife. During certain times of the year, you can see humpback whales, dolphins, turtles and manta rays.
We don’t have specific whale or dolphin tours but the rich waters of the Gulf offer many wildlife watching opportunities. It is common to see turtles, dolphins and manta rays when boating in the Gulf of Papagayo!
Furthermore, during January, February and July through September, you can see humpback whales and turtles. We have seen humpback whales in February, March, July and August before. August and September are great months to see mom and baby humpback whales.
On land, it’s possible to see monkeys, coatis and deer at the beach.
We also offer some extra toys to bring for the tours: a wakeboard, SUP board and tube.
The wakeboard is a bit harder if you’ve never done it before. Due to that reason, I recommend the tube if you want to have some extra fun. But both are perfect to add a bit more excitement to the trip.
The SUP board is a perfect addition to the boating tour in Playas del Coco because many of the beaches visited on the tour have super calm waters. Whether you’re familiar with stand up paddle boarding or have never done it, we highly recommend it!
From Playas del Coco, one of the best spots in Costa Rica is just a 50 minute boat ride away: Witch’s Rock. This spot is suitable for advanced beginners (on a small day), intermediates and experts. This spot is inside the Santa Rosa National Park at one of the most pristine beaches in Costa Rica. *Please note this spot is not for surf lessons, beginners or first timers. You must be at least intermediate level for Witch’s Rock and advanced beginner on small days.*
You can watch our video on Witch’s Rock below to see what it’s like!
Lastly, we do offer fishing tours in Playas del Coco, mostly in shore fishing, trolling and a bit of jigging. The last couple times we went in shore fishing we caught a couple tuna and mahi mahi.
The best times for fishing is during the rainy season (May to November) for mahi mahi but you can also catch snappers, bonitas, wahoo and black tunas during the rest of the year.
Why Book a Private Tour Boating in Playas del Coco
If you want to experience Playas del Coco with a local, you need to book the private Gulf of Papagayo boating tour!
First of all, we love supporting local businesses. When we were introduced to Marcy, we certainly knew that he was one Tico we had to share with our readers. Experience the real pura vida when you go out on the waters with an ocean loving Costa Rican. Trust me, it’ll be a memorable day! His knowledge of these waters is absolutely priceless – Marcy has decades of licensed boat captain experiences under his belt!
Second, as a private tour, how the day goes is really up to you. The only thing that’ll effect which one of these amazing beaches you go to are the conditions of the day. Marcy will find the best beaches and best snorkeling spots depending on how the weather and conditions are during your tour. You can ask him to take you to certain beaches if you have a specific place you really want to see, and he’ll work it into the day as best he can.
Furthermore, the private tour means you are on no one’s schedule but your own. If you like one beach a lot, you can stay there as long as you want. If one spot isn’t the best for snorkeling, Marcy will go find another one. Want to find a completely empty, private beach to yourself? He will do that!
Also if you happen to come upon a pod of dolphins or see humpback whales, Marcy can stay as long as you want to watch them. If you REALLY want to see wildlife, he will specifically go and try to find them to see.
This is one of my favorite things about the private boating tour in the Gulf of Papagayo – many times we have come upon whales or dolphins, and it’s just our boat around… Marcy turns off the engine so that we can enjoy the magical moment of seeing humpback whales breaching, dolphins hunting and turtles swimming all to ourselves.
This is the main difference and key highlight of a private tour compared to the shared catamaran tours
The shared tours go to one spot for a designated amount of time and you won’t see more of the Gulf beyond that one beach. The beach the shared tours usually go to are the same ones the other companies go to so there can be 5-10 boats docked at the same time at one beach. Don’t get me wrong – the shared sailing tours are fantastic for big groups and those who want to enjoy the boat with lots of people – we’ve done shared sailing trips several times and it’s always been fun each time! But for a truly unique and exclusive experience, the private boating tour is the way to go.
On a private tour, you can seriously get a whole white sand beach and snorkel spot to yourself. You will also have the entire boat just for your group to stretch out, move around and be comfortable without any strangers. If anyone in your group has mobility issues or something specific, Marcy will accommodate special requests and take the time to make sure everyone is comfortable and having the best time for a truly memorable experience in Costa Rica.
Boating in Playas del Coco Tour Information
- These tours are in Guanacaste, Costa Rica.
- A half day is from 8 AM – 12 PM or 2 to 6 PM (sunset). A full day is 8 AM – 4 PM or 10 AM to 6 PM (sunset).
- Morning is better for snorkeling and less wind. Afternoon includes sailing back during sunset.
- All tours include water, soda, juice, fruit and local beer.
- These are private tours, no open or shared tours.
- The boat can hold up to 6 people (children and adults) with a combined weight of 980 lbs.
- The boat is 23 feet long and doesn’t have a bathroom.
- For fishing tours, the boat only hold up to 4 people total.
- The boat has snorkel equipment and life jackets of all sizes.
- Pick up is complimentary from Playas del Coco beach. Please check the form below for pick up charges in other locations. If you have a rental car, you can drive to Playas del Coco to meet the boat.
Interested in booking this private boating tour? Fill out the form below and we will get back to you with a quote. Do not leave a comment, please use the form. Thank you.
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Bionqua Johnson says
Beach hopping with Marcy for our private tour was the best! I loved the calm waters and Marcy knows all the cool spots to see fish while snorkeling and sea caves ! He was very kind and knowledgeable about the different types of fish I saw while snorkeling. He was the perfect host and I would highly recommend his services to anyone !
Hi Bionqua, thank you for your feedback and message, we’re very happy you had a good time with Marcy! We hope you had a great trip in Costa Rica and it was a pleasure to assist you.
Derek Debolt says
We had a great afternoon on the water with Marcy. We visited 2 beautiful beaches, saw dolphins, stingrays and turtles on our adventure. The caves at Playa Huveo were wonderful and the water calm and clear for swimming. I highly recommend booking a morning or afternoon ride around the gulf. Very worth it!
Ava & Charles says
Glad we came across Mytanfeet online while planning what to see during our 1st visit to Costa Rica! We filled out the request for quote form & on the next business day we received an email with the available dates for our snorkel/island hopping tour for the 3 of us & it turned out to be a private tour. We thought the pricing to be lower than we expected & were pleased that we could pay in advance with Pay Pal that we trusted. On the morning of the tour Marcy greeted us as we boarded the Silver Bullet boat. The weather was sunny/gorgeous Dec 10 – 18th and on this day we saw a stingray, turtle, dolphins and many varieties of colorful fish! Out of all the tours we experienced, this was perhaps the best!
Hi Ava and Charles, it was a pleasure to assist you and we are happy you got to do the tour and see what it’s our favorite!
Max S. says
My wife and I did an 8 hour trip around the bay with Marcy and it was the absolute best. An incredible captain, guide, and presence. The highlight of our trip. We saw sea turtles mating, manta rays flying, Monkey Rock, hit incredible snorkel spots, chilled, ate pineapple, saw sights, watched the sunset, talked with Marcy, He found completely empty beaches for us and avoided the other boat tours that sometimes go around the bay. He had the perfect vibe and even after 8 hours were sad to say goodbye. Thanks also to MTF for being so responsible and helpful in planning this excursion.
Hi Max, thanks for this very thoughtful comment and review, we were happy to assist you in setting up the tour and we’re happy you had a great time and got to see why we love this tour so much!
My family took the boat trip with Marcy two weeks ago and had the best time snorkeling, racing dolphins, tubing, exploring and watching the most beautiful sunset. Marcy is safe, knowledgeable and focused on everyone having the best time on the tour! We paid a bit extra to have him pick us up at the Planet Hollywood beach and everything was easy and smooth. He showed us Monkey Head Island, two beaches, a great snorkeling location, mating turtles, flying manta rays and so many dolphins. This tour could not have been better.
Thanks also to the My Tan Feet team for helping schedule this tour, being super responsive and introducing us to the wonder that is March!
Thank you for the feedback Janna and we’re glad you had a great time!
Is it possible to do a half day inshore fishing trip with Marcy and then arrange a beach hopping tour in the afternoon after fishing?
We would have 2 people fishing and t8 people total for the beach tour which will require two boats.
Hi Ryan, for 20 people, we will actually need 4 boats (each of the boats we work with can only hold up to 6 people) but unfortunately we don’t have 4 boats. We can only offer 2 boats and the fishing boat can only hold up to 4 people due to space so we can only offer the tour for 10 people 🙁
Hello, we are thinking about booking this fishing trip. If we catch anything that we are allowed to keep, do you know if the boat captain will help filet and clean it for us? We would like to have our catch for dinner the same night. Thank you, and great blog!
Hi Laura, yes he can clean it for you
MarKay Hickerson says
This was the best day ever! We (my husband, 2 daughters, son-in-law, and daughters’ friend) did the morning tour today (12/9/22) and it was spectacular. Turquoise water, beautiful schools of multicolored fish, calm waters, and a friendly, caring guide. We saw some devil rays, sea turtles, and dolphins, too. Some brown birds followed our boat to scoop up the fish on the sides. Really delightful morning, and the fresh pineapple was delicious. My friend’s husband is from Costa Rica, and when I told her we were coming, she said, “Have you heard of My Tan Feet?” Anything they recommend is amazing. She was right!
Hi MarKay, thank you for leaving a review and we are so happy you had a great time with Marcy!
Mateland Keith says
We arrange a private half day snorkel and beach hop trip with short notice and Christina was super helpful and made the experience very easy.
The outing with Marcy on the water was perfect. Our small group of three had an incredible experience snorkeling. We had gone scuba diving earlier in the week and Marcy brought us to some new spots that had better visibility and marine life than our scuba dives.
This private boat trip is well worth the time and money. Great experience!
Thank you for your comment and we’re glad you had a great time!!
Shelley Orr says
Staying in Playas Del Coco for a month: when is it best to use cash vs credit card? And should we only use colons for purchases in town? Canadians don’t want to loose $$ by purchasing US$ and then converting again to colons.
You can use your credit card on most business like super markets, restaurants. etc. I personally never carry too much cash like $100 Max.
Here is some useful information about how to handle and exchange currency in Costa Rica
We have just completed our 2nd snorkeling tour with Marcy. It was an even better experience for us than our first. We saw many different types of fish and a turtle. Marcy is knowledgeable about the sealife and surrounding area. He is a super friendly person happy to be on his boat showing his guests the beauty of the ocean. Samantha has been amazing at helping answer questions, book tours and is prompt to reply to messages. We want to sincerely thank both Marcy and Samantha for adding such a wonderful experience to our vacation!
Hi Kathy, thank you for your nice comments and feedback, we’re always happy to hear our readers have a good time on the boat tour! We hope to see you back again!
Sheri Shadforth says
We had the beach hop and snorkel on Tuesday with Marcy and we had a great time. We saw lots of fish, and stingrays. I had never snorkeled before and I knew that Marcy being from Costa Rica with so much boating experience would be the best choice for me. He showed us so many beautiful beaches, shared stories about his life and taught us about the fish and wildlife. He also showed us a new way to cut pineapple!!!! We can’t wait to come back and visit again!! Thank you Marcy! Pura Vida!!!
hi Sheri, thank you for your feedback and we’re very glad you had a good time with Marcy on the tour!
Julie Hubert says
Feb. 24, 2022
We booked an afternoon beach hopping and snorkeling tour with Marcy and we had the rare opportunity to see the humpbacks eating krill. Wow!! What a breathtaking experience for all of us. Marcy was just awesome! He was a super tour guide and took us to several beautiful beaches one of which was home to several howlers. We wrapped up the afternoon with some snorkeling and chilling on the beach. The boat ride back to Coco was topped off with a beautiful sunset. We were so happy that we booked this tour, it was just awesome!
Thank you for all of your assistance in coordinating this tour for us, we will be back!
Thank you for the feedback Julie, we’re glad you guys had a good time 🙂
I would love to book through you but we will have 4 adults and 4 kids (ages 8-12). Do you have a boat large enough for that group? If not, do you have a recommendation? Would like beach hop, snorkel, fishing and tubing options. Thank you!
Hi Kelly, I’m sorry but our boat can only hold up to 6 people 🙁 I would recommend to reach out to the catamaran companies, they’re open sailing tours so not private but still fun.
The half day beach hop tour with Marcy was amazing! It was definitely one of the best tours my boyfriend and I did during our vacation in Costa Rica. Marcy was awesome and snorkeling the coast of Costa Rica was just breathtaking. Would definitely recommend !!
Hi Jessica, thank you so much for your nice comments, we’re happy that you and your boyfriend had a great time with Marcy 🙂
We booked this tour on our last day it was what I needed to end our trip in Costa Rica. Pickup was right on time at the beach in front of Father Rooster. We fully enjoyed the time on Marcy’s boat, and appreciated him as a tour guide who shared his knowledge, patience with us (Five in total two teens and a senior citizen), and his laid-back vibe. Snorkeling was fun, we saw some great wildlife and enjoyed visiting beaches we would not be able to see.
Kevin Hesterman says
Our family of 5 had a great day with Marcy on the Silver Bullet. We did the half day snorkelling and tubing tour. We stopped at a few great snorkelling spots and saw many fish, a ray, a turtle, and a sea snake! Our kids had a blast on the tube and Marcy was great about giving them a good ride. We would highly recommend hiring Marcy for a Playa Coco boating adventure.
Paul Vieira says
On February 7 we went for a boat tour and snorkeling with Marcy. It was excellent! We had a great time, the weather was perfect. I would definitely recommend.
Paul, Paulette, Jim and Wendy.
Went out this morning ( Jan 31 2019) and the trip lived up to the billing. awesome experience snorkelling in various locations. Don’t want to overhype but like all the mtfeet recommendations we have taken up- this was a hit. thanks so much !
Glad you had a great time Kent! 🙂
David Stachnik says
This has been the great tour on water I have ever taken, given by a very likable and knowledgeable guide. You will begin as a customer and leave as a friend. Do not let this opportunity pass you by!
ed rascati says
Hello – sent a request in for me and my wife for late february. looking possibly at afternoon beach hop/ sunset tour. thanks!
Hello Ed, I just sent you an email.
Ivy O says
We did the all day boat tour/snorkel/beach hop with Marcy and it was a fantastic time. I highly recommend this, my favorite activity we did in the 2.5 weeks visiting. The beach hop was amazing, we saw so much beauty. Lots of fish, manta rays, eels, and even sea turtles were spotted. We got to explore beaches we otherwise would not have had a chance to see without a boat. I kinda felt sad when I saw another catamaran tour company because there was no way their snorkeling even came close to what we experienced on our day out with Marcy. Thanks Marcy and Mytanfeet for the recommendation, wonderful trip:)
Hi! I am trying to get a quote on a full day of beach hopping and snorkeling for my family of 6. Have you received either of my requests? Thanks,
Hi Valerie, I just sent you an email.
I am just returning from a trip in Costa Rica (from 5/24 to 5/28). We went on a boat tour with Marcy on 5/26 and it was amazing. Marcy was very nice/sweet, flexible and patient. He showed us the best spots and let us take all the time we wanted. The water was beautiful. It was raining unfortunately but the water was still dark (because of the rain) blue. We had a great time, thank you very much for the recommendations and I recommend Marcy!
Hi Huguette, I’m glad you had a good time on the boat tour and with Marcy! It’s unfortunate it was raining but it sounds like you still had a wonderful time (sometimes the rain does make it more fun!). We hope you enjoyed the rest of your time in Costa Rica.
Good Vibe Tribe says
We had the luxury of having Marcy take us out in his boat for a sunset snorkel cruise. It was one of our favorite days while in Costa Rica. Marcy is knowledgeable, helpful and a perfect gentleman/tour guide. We are a group of 6 middle age ladies and he was very patient and helpful of us getting in and out of the boat. He made sure we had a good time and that when we were snorkeling he kept a good eye on us. I highly recommend you booking with Marcy and enjoy all the beauty from the water. We got to experience beaches we would not have seen and all the wildlife in the water were amazing. On the day we were out we got to see sting ray jumping and it was the highlight of the whole day….. Well the sunset was pretty amazing too!!!
We’re so glad to hear you had a good time, sounds like your trip was amazing!! This time of year is great for sunsets and mantas and Marcy knows exactly the best spots to go to. Thank you for your feedback and reading Mytanfeet!
Crystal Braught says
My family booked a half day snorkeling tour with Marcy in February. I just wanted to leave a review because we had an amazing time. We stopped to snorkel in several spots and saw a variety of marine wildlife including dolphins and rays. This activity was one of our favorites for the whole trip and we would do again. Enjoy your vacation in Costa Rica and book this tour!
Hi Crystal, thanks for your feedback and so happy your family had a great time 🙂
This is a must do when visiting the area. We had @mytanfeet set this up for us on December 27th, 2018. The beaches and water colour are out of this world. It was my favourite day of the week while visiting Coco.
This is an excursion you will never get tired of and one that we will do every time we come back. If you are booking during the peak season make sure to book well in advance of coming down. Marcy was booked out for several weeks.
Thanks to @mytanfeet for setting this up. Marcy met us on time and it was easy to identify his boat.
We’re happy you had a great time Juanita! Thank you for the feedback!!
I filled out your form yesterday for a quote and haven’t yet received a reply. I just wanted to make sure you received my information. Thanks
Hi Kerri, I just sent you an email 🙂
I tried submitting a quote form twice yesterday, but did not receive an automated email from you. Can you email me with cost/availability for 1/2 or full day Snorkel/Beach hop tours on Dec 14th?
Hi Vin, I just sent you an email! Sorry about that.
Hi, I submitted a form a few days ago. Did you get it?
Hi Mo, I checked our records and didn’t find a request from this email. As it didn’t go through, not all required sections were filled out and you would have received an automatic email from us. I’ll send you an email right now to help with your request.
Christina Westmore says
Looking for a 1/2 day snorkeling & beach hopping tour on 10/22 or 10/23.
Hi Christina, we don’t have availability those days, only after the 24th. Let me know if any of those days work for you.
Booked a beach tour through this website with Marcy and it was great. It was my wife’s birthday the day we took the tour. My daughter was with us and it was great to have the boat to ourselves. Marcy asked if we could move the pickup location to Playa Del Coco due to the higher waves in Playa Del Hermosa. It was a great tour. Never felt rushed. We saw several other tours being rushed around and missing the beautiful scenery. We snorkeled at two different spots and saw some turtles and rays besides plenty of fish. On one of the beaches saw a group of monkeys. Marcy never rushed us at all. We could snorkel or sit on the beach as long as we wanted to. We did the full day. We brought some sandwiches and snacks. He had plenty of water, beer and sodas. When we come back this is one tour we will do again.
Happy you guys had a great time with Marcy! Thanks for sharing your feedback! Hope you guys come back again!
Aspen West says
I submitted a request through the form but haven’t heard back. We’re looking for the week of 9/4-9/6 for two adults for beach hopping and fishing. Also needing transportation from Taminarindo.
Can you email me or provide me your contact info?
Hi Aspen! I just sent you an email 🙂
3 adults and a child looking for a fish and beach tour in September.
Hi, can you please fill out the form to give the rest of the information? (date, location, full or half day, extras, etc.) and I can give you a quote? Thank you!
Hi Ruth, I just sent you an email with information.
HI- great website. Looking for info for boat trip with Marcy, beach hopping, snorkeling. We are staying in Playa Hemosa (Condovac) the week of 5/27. 5 people- please also send rates.
So happy we stumbled across your website! It’s been invaluable as we’re planning our trip to Costa Rica. We’re interested in a half-day tour for two people between May 11 and May 13 focused on beach-hopping/snorkeling. What’s the best way to set it up?
Interested in half a day beach hopping from Playa Hermosa for 2 adults 2 children ages 12 & 5. How much would it cost for April 18 or 20
Interested in 1/2 beach hopping/snorkeling for 2 May 9th or 10th
Mistee Ruiz says
Hi, interested in snorkeling/beach hopping tour with Marcy for 4 adults, half-day. We are available May 7-11. Please confirm date of availability. We will be driving from Tamarindo Beach. Thanks!
Suzanne Powers says
Hi-Looking for last minute boating plans for 2 people 1/2 day or less April 4-6. Any Chance?
Hi Suzanne, sorry but we are completely booked that week!
Suzanne Powers says
Any suggestions on Kayak rental place near Potrero?
Hmm we have never rented a kayak in that area, I would ask Costa Rica Sailing Center.
We’re interested in knowing the time and cost for half day boat tour for April 7th and 8th. Thanks!
Hi Ting Ting, he isn’t available those days, he will be available on April 10th. Please let us know if that works.
Can you pls tell me the cost for two ppl for the following:
Half day snorkelling
Full day snorkelling
Surfing lessons – half day or full day (what’s recommended for 2 ppl who’ve never surfed?!)
We’ll be in Tamarindo (Best Western) and Papgayo (Secrets) next wk.
Nicola Hill says
Hi, I am staying at the Riu palace Guanacaste in August. We are a family of 4 adults, children aged 17 & 12. What day trips/excursions or places to visit would you recommend? Many thanks x
Hi Nicola, you can read this post for more info: Playas del Coco day trips
Hello! We are interested in a half day bout tour with Marcy (or less hours if that is a possiblity. We are two adults and two kids, ages 4 and 7. We will be in Playa de cocos most of the month of August.
Oh, and I speak Spanish so perhaps you could just pass on his contact info and I could contact him directly?
Hi there! Thank you for your blog! It has been my “bible” as I plan our CR trip for my family (my husband and I, and our 5 children—ages 9-17). We would be interested in snorkeling in the Gulf of Papagayo, exploring beautiful beaches and hopefully seeing some dolphins! Could you please let me what the cost would be? We are staying in Ocotal and were looking at availability on Friday, April 6th.
I haven’t received it. Adding my email again (being extra careful in case I mis-keyed it the first time). Thanks!
Hi April, I just emailed it to you again. Can you please check your junk box in case it slipped in there? Hope you get it this time.
It doesn’t seem to be coming through. I’m trying a different email address this time with my husband’s name/email.
Hi! I am staying at the Andaz Papagayo and was just curious how much a half day snorkel trip for 2 would be. I would be able to go May 14, 15, 16, or 17. Thanks!
Greg Fisherkeller says
We are looking to be in the area between June 15-23. For five people with a little wake boarding, fishing, and scuba, what would we be looking at for cost. Thank you.
Hi Greg! Marcy doesn’t operate scuba diving tours, he only does snorkel. If you guys want to do scuba diving, I recommend going with Rich Coast, Summer Salt or Deep blue, those are the most popular diving shops in Coco. If you would like to do a fishing/wakeboard and snorkel tour, he can certainly do that. Let me know!
Roberta Ruiz says
Would love to go with Marcy to see the beautiful gulf, dolphins and other sea life, snorkeling and possibly a bit of fishing- we will be there the week of Feb 11-Feb 18, 2018
Thanks so Much!!! This website has been so helpful and I’ve passed it along to friends!
Hi Roberta! I will need to know how many people are in your group so to give you a quote.
Jennifer Reagan says
Would love to book a day like this for 6 people.
Would love to go boating, fishing and surfing ! how much would a trip be to try all three activities, maybe half a day?
Hi Christy! How many people?
I wish to thank you for the recommendation; Marcy is an excellent guide. We had a wonderful time snorkeling and visiting several beaches. Sights included mating sea turtles, stingrays, feeding a family of monkeys at one of the beaches, and all kinds of sea life. It was a great experience for all.
We are glad you enjoy time with Marcy, he is an awesome guide and a good friend.
Kasi Roberts says
We’re arriving 17-23rd of this month. We want to get in contact with Marcy for snorkeling and also to show us the surfing spots. Let us know how we can arrange something!
Hi Lynn, can you please email us at Contact Mytanfeet and let us know what kind of tour you’d like to get you a quote, thanks!
Jessica Kamann says
Do you have any suggestions for some similar trips, but with someone that can take 13 people snorkeling, beach hopping and fishing? We will be staying in Playa del Coco.
Hi Jessica, hmm all of the boating companies I know can usually only fit around 4-6 people. There are bigger boats like the Arroyo Adventures or the Booze cruise one. You may be able to check out Surf Fin Tours, they have a 52′ foot boat and they do charters, I’m not sure how many people it fits 13 people and do snorkel/fishing but you can ask.
Lynn McKiernan says
I was unsure how to contact you all about Marcy’s boat trips! My 3 friends and I will be In PLAYAS DEL COCO, PACIFICO from 5/8-14 and wanted to see the cost and availability 🙂
Thanks y Cuidate,
Our family of six just arrived and are staying at Playa Conchal until Thursday afternoon. We would love to spend a day out on the water snorkeling, swimming and exploring. Please let us know if you have availability the week of 12/31-1/5 and what the cost would be. Thanks!
Hi Cathy, Marcy doesn’t operate out of the Conchal area, he only operates out of Papagayo Gulf and Conchal is too far. You guys can rent snorkels at Conchal beach or take a snorkeling tour.
It is hard to decide since there are so many beautiful places in Costa Rica, but the Guanacaste coast and Arenal are two really great places especially for first timers.
Will be heading to Costa Rica the last week in November. Looking at Arenal and Samara area. A boating trip to explore hidden beaches sounds amazing. I was wondering if its feasible as a day trip from Samara to Play Del Coco to do the trip with Marcy? Also what would pricing be for two people? Thanks!
Hi guys, Samara is too far for Marcy (Samara is like a 3 hour drive from Coco) he only does pick ups in the Gulf of Papagayo so you need to go to Playas del Coco, Ocotal, Hermosa, Panama, Four Seasons beach, etc. Let us know if you decide to head up north and we can help you book a boat tour 🙂
Thank you for your feed back! We will be arriving Nov. 28th around 2pm until Dec.5th and will rent a car. We can drive to that area from Liberia. We are interested in less touristed beaches and more local feel as well as Arenal area, waterfall, hiking. I’ve read many of your posts but I just can’t decide!
I’m so happy that I came across your web site! Tons of great info. We took your advice and booked a day with Marcy on the Silver Bullet several weeks back. Fantastic Day on the water! Marcy took us to some amazing spots, many only accessible by boat. This was the highlight of a trip full of highlights! I certainly plan to return to Guanacasta and will definatly try to spend a day on the “silver bullet” with Marcy. If anyone’s going to Coco don’t pass this opportunity up!
Hi Dave, that’s awesome to hear you guys had a great day! Marcy definitely knows all the best spots 🙂
Hi Aisnley, rates depend on how many people there are, if you want to do half or full day and what you want to do.
Hi!! We are in Coco now and really appreciate all your tips!! Your website is great and has been lots of help:)
We were wondering what the rates for boating are? And how do we get in touch w him?
Marcy sounds like a guy I HAVE to meet. My wife and I will be in Coco Feb 8th for a couple of weeks. Just wondering how I can hook up with him. I will have texting capabilities.